How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

People say tattoos are forever, but that’s not entirely true. If you are no longer happy with your tattoo, there is a non-surgical way to remove it. This is possible with laser tattoo removal. We have helped many people regain their clear skin. We can help you too! At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer laser tattoo removal. If you are ready to have your tattoo laser removed, contact us to schedule a consultation. We are one of the only clinics in Jacksonville Beach, FL, to offer a variety of tattoo removal treatments. You can count on us to provide the results you want!

So, How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

There are many ways to remove a tattoo, but laser tattoo removals are the most common and effective method. Before we dive into how laser tattoo removals work, we should expand on how tattoos work. 

What Exactly is a Tattoo?

Tattoos are made up of thousands of tiny particles of ink suspended in your skin. While your immune system usually removes foreign particles from your skin, tattoo ink particles are too big. Therefore, these particles are allowed to say in your skin permanently. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Laser skin therapy can effectively remove tattoos by breaking the ink particles down until they are small enough to get flushed out of your body through your immune system. The laser beams target the ink particles with high-powered light waves. The laser heats the ink particles until they break up into smaller pieces and get removed naturally. 

How Many Sessions Does It Take to Remove the Tattoo?

This depends on the size, color, and design of the tattoo. Large, complex tattoo designs will take longer to remove than small, simple designs. It may take between 1-10 laser sessions to remove your tattoo successfully. In fact, some colors may not disappear completely. Each session should have a six-week interval between them so you can heal, and your body can remove the ink particles via your immune system. 

What Does Tattoo Laser Removal Feel Like?

Unlike most other non-invasive treatments, laser tattoo removal can be slightly painful. However, we can apply a topic numbing cream to ease the discomfort. Most patients describe it as a tolerable sensation. 

Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

After each laser session, you will need to take care of your wound by cleaning it every day with soap and water. You may also need to apply an antibiotic ointment and keep the wound covered with a dress to ensure a speedy recovery. The healing process should last about five days. 

Types of Tattoo Removal Lasers

You may be surprised to learn that there are multiple different lasers to remove your tattoo. Here is a list of the laser treatments we offer:


We are the first clinic in Florida to use Enlighten™ laser technology. This picosecond laser uses dual pulse durations and dual wavelengths to remove your tattoo. Enlighten™ also works quicker than other tattoo removal lasers. 


If your tattoo contains light blues, greens, and teals, PicoSure™ is the ideal laser to remove your tattoo. PicoSure™ laser technology uses thermal energy with short pulses to break the ink particles down. 

Traditional Q-Switches Laser

If you have a large tattoo with darker colors, the Traditional Q-Switches Laser is the way to go. Picosecond pulse lasers may not be able to target the large, dark particles as well as the Traditional Q-Switches Laser. 

Alex TriVantage

Alex TriVantage can break down different color inks on a variety of skin tones and types. It uses a dual-wavelength Q-switched laser to successfully remove your tattoo.

Types of Tattoos That Can be Laser Removed

The type of tattoo you have determines the cost and length of your treatment. Tattoos are made up of different kinds of inks, particle sizes, and colors. Thankfully, we treat a wide variety of tattoos with ease. 

Professional Tattoos

Stick and Poke Tattoos

Cosmetic or Makeup Tattoos

Traumatic Tattoos

Medical Tattoos

Eyelid Tattoos

The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

We understand you may want to plan ahead by knowing the cost of each laser tattoo removal session. However, each price is different for each patient. The cost depends on several factors, such as:

Size – Larger tattoos will take longer to remove, so more sessions will be required. 

Color – Tattoos with light blues, green, purple, and orange colors will require more sessions to successfully remove your tattoo. 

Treatment Package – You can either select a per-session payment plan or purchase a complete laser treatment package. This choice will also affect the total cost of your laser tattoo removal.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to estimate the total cost of your laser treatment is to come in for an initial consultation. During this session, we can see your tattoo and establish a treatment plan to suit your schedule, skin type, and tattoo type. We will also discuss your medical history, allergies, and previous surgeries to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective. Feel free to contact us to set up your initial consultation. 

Professional Laser Tattoo Removals 

If you would like your tattoo laser removed, you have come to the right place. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer a wide variety of laser tattoo removal treatments to suit your type of tattoo and unique needs. Tattoo removal will be comfortable and simple with us. You can trust us to deliver excellent laser treatments to rid you of your unwanted tattoo. Contact us to schedule an appointment so we can get started on this exciting journey!

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